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  •  The UK is at a touchy spot (1+ / 0-)
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    NY brit expat

    in the history of the EU. They have basically been the dog in the manger since the days of the European Coal and Steel Community. They have tried to have the benefits of the common market with as few of the comittments and responsibilities as possible. In the immortal words of Baroness Maggie, "I want my money back!".

    The future of the entire project is seriously at stake now. Perhaps Cammeron has second thoughts about appearing to wield the knife.

    •  yep ... perhaps that is why they (0+ / 0-)

      are tuning down the rhetoric a bit; now they are resisting rather than threatening veto ... only the hard right like people from UKIP are screaming revolt and some of the euroskeptics in the Tory party.

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 12:55:02 PM PDT

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